Cookie Policy

Use of cookies

When you visit our website or use our apps, we may temporarily store small amounts of data on your device, through the use of cookies or similar technologies (Local Storage, Advertising Identifier, etc.). Your browser will send us back the data we already stored on your device at your next visit. These features help us recognise you when you return to our website or to the app, and can for instance tell us whether you’ve visited the site before. Throughout this document, we simply use the word “cookie” to describe these technologies.

The cookies we use are:

Essential cookies: these are required for us to operate the website. They include cookies that permit you to store items in an online shopping cart; allow you to log into secure parts of our site or make use of e-payment services.

Functionality cookies: these allow us to recognise you when you return to the website after your first visit. It helps us to personalise content, to greet you by name and remember your preferences (such as language or country). They are used for statistical purposes.

Analytical/performance cookies: They allow us to recognise you and to count the number of visitors to our website and to see how visitors move around our website; It improves the performance of our website by ensuring that visitors can find what they are searching for easily and to speed up your searches.

Our website uses third party technologies to help us gather aggregate information about the user experience. The Site uses analytics tools (like Google Analytics). Because of this, the web browsers used by our visitors automatically send certain information to Google. This includes, for example, the web address of the page that you’re visiting and your IP address. Google may also set cookies on your browser or read cookies that are already there. We do not share any of this information with any other third parties.

The information we collect allows us to better tailor our web experience to the interests of our visitors. This information may be used in aggregate form by Hachette to assess general user interest in our Site and the content on it. No personally identifying information is included in this type of reporting.

Targeted advertisements cookies: These cookies record your visit to the website, links you have followed and pages you have visited. We will use this information to target information on our website and advertisements displayed on the website more relevant to your interests. We may share this information with third parties and other social media such as Facebook, Instagram for this purpose. Cookie profiling, also called web profiling, is the use of persistent or permanent cookies to track a user’s overall activity online.

When used in conjunction with our advertising services, such as those using the DoubleClick cookie, Google Analytics information is linked, by the Google Analytics customer or by Google, using Google technology, with information about visits to multiple sites.

The following table explains the categories of cookies we may use and why:

Cookie Category Use Description/Purpose     Duration
Log-in & account information Essential cookies Whilst you are logged in (after you have registered), this allows the site to identify you as you navigate between pages, and to remember your shopping basket for instance. Current session only
Technical information Essential cookies We use cookies to remember which technical resources (e.g., which one of our servers) your browser connected to. These are essential to be able to display the website. Current session only
Session customization information Functionality cookies This is placed automatically by our web server software when you visit the site and is used to reference a number of items to improve your site experience, for instance remembering your previous search terms, and your votes on our surveys. Up to 1 year.
Third-Party Login Information (like Twitter and Facebook) Functionality cookies This allows to link your Hachette account with your Twitter and Facebook accounts, if you choose to do so. Up to 1 year.
Internal Analytics Analytical/Performance cookies We perform our own analytics to understand our user’s usage of our website, in an aggregated form. Up to 1 year
Google Analytics Analytics/Performance cookies This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site. These cookies are used for statistical purposes only. These may last for up to 1 year to help us gather statistics about whether you return to the website after you have first visited. Up to 1 year
Advertisements Targeted advertisement cookies This allows us and our partners to provide relevant & targeted advertisement. According to our third parties’ policies

 

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies or to alert you when a website sets or uses cookies. You can disable cookies from our site at any time – all modern browsers allow you to change your cookies settings, and these settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. Please note, this may prevent areas of a website from working as intended.

You can also selectively opt-out of tracking.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

To control usage of, or to reset your Advertising Identifier on Apple devices, visit https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205223

To control usage of, or to reset your Advertising ID on Android devices, visit https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3118621

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been placed, how to manage and delete them, and how to opt-out of being tracked by social networks and third-party advertisers, visit these services:

If you do not agree with the described use of the cookies on this website or app and do not wish to use the opt-out methods mentioned above, we respectfully ask that you do not use this website or app.

Our website may include links to third party websites, plug-ins and applications. By clicking on those links or enabling these connections you may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these websites and are not responsible for their privacy policies. Please ensure that you read the privacy policies on any such external websites